November, 2017
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Susan Hood and LO300 Trophies Awarded! !
The awards banquet to celebrate the winners from the 2017 Lake Ontario 300 Challenge and the Susan Hood Trophy Race, was held at Port Credit Yacht Club on Saturday, November 11th. Overall it was a rewarding evening with amazing food, great service and excellent camaraderie.  
 
The trophy recipients were all glad to receive the new 'keeper plaques', which are a designed aluminium plaque that can be easily adhered to the inside of your boat cabin. Which means it can be admired by everyone who visits or sails on your boat.
 
During the evening a special presentation was made to Brent Hughes - Honoured to be a member of the Main Duck Club. Brent is a long-time competitor, a champion and the driving force behind our solo and LO600 divisions. Thank you, Brent, for your continued dedication to Offshore Racing.
 
Sperry Cup Rings were also awarded to Durk Stenginga and Mark Doedens for superb past achievements. Congratulations to both of you again and wear this ring with pride.
 
This year's banquet was also the official announcement that Drive HG is continuing as our title sponsor of the Susan Hood Trophy Race and the LO300/600 Challenge. They have done an amazing job in supporting offshore racing and we hope all our participants are doing an amazing job supporting Drive HG.
 
Also announced at this year's banquet was the welcoming back of Skippers Plan Insurance as a sponsor. Skippers Plan have supported many of our participants during the stormy years and are definitely the people to speak to for your insurance needs. We appreciate their support and will have more details on this sponsorship at the upcoming boat show.
 
Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to seeing you next year to defend your trophies. See all the results here (LO300) and here (SHTR). 

Mark Your Calendars. Racing Dates for the 2018 Season:
Special Note: The LO600 is back in 2018!

Susan Hood Trophy Race (SHTR)

Fri. June 1rd into Sat. June 2nd
  • A 75 NM overnight race on western Lake Ontario from Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC) and finishing at PCYC.
  • This race is open to single handed, double handed and fully crewed keelboat and multihull sailboats.
  • A component of Ontario Sailing's Offshore Championship for PHRF and IRC.
Lake Ontario 300/600 Challenge Race (LO300/LO600)

Fri., July 13th with start on Sat. July 14th and onwards
  • A 300 KM, 300 NM and 600 NM race around Lake Ontario from Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC) and finishing at PCYC.
  • This race is open to single handed, double handed and fully crewed keelboat and multihull sailboats.
  • A component of Ontario Sailing's Offshore Championship for PHRF and IRC.
Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series (LOSHRS)   
                     
LOSHRS is a series of races for single and double handed keelboat and multihull sailboats on western Lake Ontario.
  • R 1 Sun. June 3rd   - A course race between PCYC and Toronto Islands via Clarkson.
  • R 2 Sat. June 16th    -  A race from Port Credit Yacht (PCYC) to Youngstown Yacht Club (YYC).
  • R 3 Sun. June 17th    -  A race from YYC to PCYC.
  • R 4 Sat. Aug. 18th into Sun. Aug. 19th    -  A hundred NM race starting at Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC) and ending at PCYC. This is a qualifier for Great Lakes Singlehanded Society (GLSS)'s series of solo races on the Great Lakes.
  • R 5 Sat. Sep. 15th   -    A race from Port Credit Yacht (PCYC) to Dalhousie Yacht Club (DYC).
  • R 6 Sun. Sep. 16th    -    A race from DYC to PCYC.

 
The Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Committee is committed to ensuring all racing events maintain the highest level of organization, support and participation from year to year. That's why it's so important that we hear from you about your experience. To help us continue to raise the bar on the quality of these events, we ask for your feedback. Please take just a few minutes to complete our very short Racers Survey .
 
LOOR Safety Committee looking for Volunteers        

The LOOR Safety Committee is composed of volunteers interested in Safety at Sea with varied backgrounds, including: 
  • Offshore racers, especially whose participating in LOOR events
  • Professionals in the marine industry such architecture, insurance, manufacturers, supplies, commercial operations, etc.
  • Sailing instructors in courses such as Safety at Sea, keelboat cruising/racing, etc.
  • Offshore cruisers
  • Sailors with an interest in Safety at Sea
Interested individuals should contact the Chair of LOOR Race Management & Safety Committees at safety@loor.ca 
 
2018 Racing Guide - Ad Space Available!       

The 2018 Racing Guide is now in development and will once again provide the sailing community with a variety of articles and resources on numerous nautical topics. Available in March 2018, it will be distributed to major Canadian and U.S. yacht clubs, marinas, chandleries, and at boat shows and regattas throughout the year.
 
Ad space is still available. For an Ad Rate Sheet, contact Brian Townsend at sponsorship@loor.ca . If you have an article idea, contact Steve Singer at marketing@loor.ca .
 

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The Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Group is responsible for the planning of the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge, the Susan Hood Trophy Race and the Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series under the organizing authority of the Port Credit Yacht Club.